During last night’s debate, Sen. Clinton once again tried to make an electoral issue out of Louis Farrakhan’s endorsement of Barack Obama, and the honor given Farrakhan by Obama’s church for his community activism in black communities.
First, let me say that the honor given Farrakhan is meaningless; it was for his activist works alone, which are deserving of recognition and get as little as they do because of all the many odious things Farrakhan says. And of course, Barack Obama had nothing to do with the decision to give the honor. So, in my opinion, not an actual issue.
But I want to talk instead about how Sen. Clinton blows her chances, rather than whether the opportunity is deserving.